Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois


 
JGSI Research Library

Our library contains over 800 volumes from the History of the Jews of Chicago to Where Once We Walked, a guide to finding the Jewish communities lost in the Holocaust.  Library books can be checked out. View catalog which will open in a new browser window or tab. For a Quick Guide and to search by keyword, click here.

For your convenience, any Sunday that we are holding a program, the library is open 12:30-2:00 p.m.; the program begins at 2:00. For more information or to volunteer, call Belle Holman at 847-679-1995 or e-mail her at Library@jgsi.org


JGSI has many wonderful books and maps in our library.  Acquisitions include:

Books:

     
       

Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel

Tagger, Mathilde; Kerem, Yitzchak

394p. 2006

 

Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy

Sack and Mokotoff, editors

608p. 2004

 

In Their Words: Genealogist'sTranslation Guide,Vol.II, Russian Documents

Shea, Jonathen ; Hoffman, William

486p. 2002

 

The Jews of Lithuania; 1326-1945

Greenbaum, Marsha

405p. 1995

 

Genealogical Gazetteer 0f the Kingdom of Hungary

Auslander, Jordan

509p. 2005

 

Polish Sources at the Central Archives for the History of Jewish People

Volovici; Medykowski; Assouline; Lukin

300p. 2004

 

The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent

Rosensten, Dr. Neil

389p. 2004

 

Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames

Faiguenboim; Valadares; Campgnano

527p. 2003

 

Dictionary of Jewish Names from Galicia

Beider, Alexander

600p. 2004

 

Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames

Menk, Lars

795p. 2005

 

German Minority Census of 1939

Edlund, Thomas

55p. 1996

 

Library Resources for German-Jewish Genealogy

Ellmann-Kruger; Luft, Edward

80p. 1998

 

The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of0020Posen in 1834-1835

Luft, Edward David

277p. 2004 Revised Edition

A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery

Segal, Rabbi Joseph

236 p. 2005

 

German Name Change Gazetteer Vol.1

635p. 1931

 

German Name Change Gazetteer Vol. 2

532p.

 

2007 Jewish Genealogy Conf. Syllabus

IAJGS, 650 p.

2007

 
       
       

Maps:

     
       

Pale of Settlement Including the Kingdom of Poland: 1794

Avotynu, Inc.

2003

 

Austro-Hungarian Empire Group:

Jonathan Sheppard Books

 

1. Austrian Empire circa 1875

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2. East Central Provinces: Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia 1814

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3. Hungary and part of Siebenburgen 1845

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Czechoslovakia Group:

     

1.Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia, Lusatia 1794

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2.East Central Provinces: Bohemia, Moravia. Silesia 1844

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Eastern Europe World War I Era:

     

1. Russian Baltic Provinces 1914

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2. Eastern Europe1915

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3.Carpathians: Roumania, part of Balkans 1916

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Early Germany:

     

1. Germany circa 1760

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2. Germany 1766

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3. Germany 1780

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4. Germany 1805

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Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia:

     

1. Baltic States 1845

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2. Russian Baltic Provinces 1914

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Poland:

     

1. Poland 1799 & earlier divisions

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2. Poland 1817

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Russia:

     

1. Russia in Europe 1845 (2 maps)

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2. Black Sea Settlements Before 1918

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3.West Russia 1835

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4.. South-West Russia 1860

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